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  • Friday, November 30, 2018 - 9:34am

    Two Aflatoxin training videos on the Access Agriculture website were featured as Uganda launched a National Awareness Campaign for the Control of Aflatoxins, spearheaded by the Vice President of Uganda, Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi.

    The campaign includes a National Action Plan for Aflatoxin Control along with the related information, education and communication materials for creating more awareness about control of aflatoxins.

    The Vice President said “to stop the problem we need a multi approach methodology to enable us to inform the farmers, I have seen videos which...

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  • Monday, November 12, 2018 - 8:49am

    The approach of Access Agriculture to make farmer-to-farmer videos available throughout South Asia was warmly welcomed at a regional consultation for the formulation of enabling policy recommendations and project concepts for innovative agriculture technologies in South Asia. The meeting took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 29th -  31st October, 2018 at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.

    With the theme of “Agriculture Development Depends on Innovation”, SAARC...

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  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:16pm

    Farmers in coastal Bangladesh often struggle to make ends meet, because cropping is hampered by poor water control in the polders both at the community level and at sluice level. To improve water control, community-based Water Management Groups (WMGs) are essential.

    MetaMeta in partnership with the international NGO Access Agriculture and local NGO...

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  • Friday, October 5, 2018 - 6:16am

    During the official ceremony on October 4, Paul Van Mele and Jonas Wanvoeke received the award on behalf of Access Agriculture from Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Belgian Minister of Development Cooperation and Digital Agenda.

    After presenting its innovative approach, products and services to a jury comprising 20 major actors main development players in Belgium, Access Agriculture was selected as the winner of ‘iStandOut’ category at the biannual Prize Digital for Development (D4D). Prize D4D rewards outstanding initiatives that use...

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  • Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:45pm

    Access Agriculture will soon be holding an on-line survey for the users of its platform.

    Make sure you register to the Access Agriculture platform now, so that you can take part in the survey.

    We want to hear from you!

    The first 1000 people who complete the survey will be entered into a draw.

    The winner will receive a free smart projector.


  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 4:26pm

    Bienvenidos a Access Agriculture

    The newly launched Spanish version of the Access Agriculture video platform welcomes visitors in this way. In line with our tradition to support South-South learning between farmers, the whole platform is now easily accessible to users in Central and South America in Spanish.

    Much of the work has been carried out by communication professionals at IICA – the Inter-American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture, who as part of the strategic partnership with Access Agriculture, are committed to make farmer-to-farmer videos available for...

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  • Monday, May 28, 2018 - 11:14am

    During an intensive video translation workshop in Bangladesh in May 2018, jointly organised by Access Agriculture and IRRI Bangladesh, 14 participants joined forces for five days to record Bangla voice overs and edit the audio of 50 existing videos hosted on the Access Agriculture video platform. The videos, featuring farmers from different countries, had all been selected by national agricultural experts as being relevant to their country.

    The video scripts had been translated in the four weeks leading up to the workshop by professional translators and finally verified by...

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  • Monday, April 2, 2018 - 9:41pm

    After a planning workshop in Nairobi with The Rockefeller Foundation partners, ground-breaking bridges were built between key communication organisations to tackle the problem of post-harvest losses in Africa.

    Farm Radio International, a Canadian-based NGO has a long-standing tradition of strengthening capacities of rural radio stations, working with 700 radio partners across Africa. Since Africa is known for its oral tradition of exchanging information, developments in ICT and media landscapes are increasingly broadening farmers’ opportunities to access information in...

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  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:42pm

    How to improve farmers’ access to relevant knowledge and enable experienced farmers to share their knowledge with others in their own country, and beyond, at little cost? A new study sheds light on these and other key questions related to scaling up agroecology.

    In Benin and Mali, over 80 percent of rural people earn a living from agriculture. Many are not food secure because they lack knowledge of good agricultural practices, natural resource management, and ways to cope with climate change and natural disasters.

    Through action research, PhD student Gérard C....

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  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:42am

    For International Women’s Day, Access Agriculture shares two stories from Malawi to show how watching “Farmer to Farmer” training videos has helped improve women’s lives.

    The first relates to growing chilli through co-operating with other women in the local area.

    How to make school fees using chilli sauce

    The second shows how a video about following better milk hygiene has resulted in clean milk being accepted by...

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